I'm just looking at my mother and saying,"I'm a woman, I'm a woman."If I had grown up in a family where my mother worked, I wouldn't have had the image of a full-time homemaker.
People who can learn from others ' experiences and books are a minority,and I think that there are many people who do not judge only from their own experiences.In that sense,"I do not see people who are different from myself"is a majority faction,and it seems that it does not quite change.
~ Feminist debate has grown on the internet. ~
T: Recently, there have been more opportunities for Japanese media to talk about gender and feminism.
N: I think I've been told all the time in places other than the media.
It's been 10 years since the media started talking about gender equality. That's bickers internet media has increased, too.
T: Why was it not mentioned in the traditional media?
N: I think that it is not bickers it was mainly a man to read the media before the net like a newspaper.
It was not a necessity to put out a theme like gender equality, bickers it would be the subject of business to put an article that men think is fun.There were magazines and wide-format shows like "women themselves" in the female-oriented mass media, but it was not like forming public opinion.
T: In that respect, is net media assuming both men and women as readers?
N: There are sites that continue to be for men in newspapers as well, and there are places where you try to make an article for women and earn advertising money.
T: Mr. Nishimura, in the early days of the internet in the early 2000s was operated giant anonymous bulletin board"2chan Niru", but in the operation of 2chan Naru around that time, was it supposed to be the sex of the user?
N: "2chan Naru" was made so that gender registration is not necessary, and there was no particular thing to be aware of gender in the operation. I mean, the initial internet was overwhelmingly male users.
It was a boy's hobby in the first place to do a computer at home. At that time, even a cheap personal computer was close to 20 million yen, and it was not something I could start with it.
Even if you were using a woman's name as a handle, there were many patterns that men were misrepresenting. There were some college students using the University's internet.
T: Certainly, there was a sense that the hobby of men of science was the age when it was called "PC communication". Why are there so many female users now?
N: I guess it is not the effect of the smartphone.
The internet has been on my smartphone from the beginning, and women have started to use it to look at the internet media.
There was some kind of fortune-telling on the internet in the age of garakey, but there was no medium or proper advertising model that could be called a news media.
It seems that the media that targeted women has come to be established as a business on the internet by smartphone.
T: I remember that, after I published a new book on the declining birthrate ("how France overcame the declining birthrate") in 2016, I proposed a plan for gender equality in the editorial department of the new book.
"I don't want to read the story of gender equality bickers the readers of the new book are uncles," he said. I see〜! And.
N: I was convinced there (laughs）
T: No, that's right I thought (laughs).That's why I wanted to do it in a new book.I wanted to read it to my uncle.
N: Does the new book have fewer female readers?
T: Even in the new book editorial department of the publishing house, which actively deals with gender equality in the net media,"it is difficult for me, too."When Iwanami Shinsho published" democracy without women" in the fall of 2019, he said,"Oh, Mr. Iwanami did it!"It was the first time I had ever seen it.
N: Is it such a level? Women also read books, but I'm not interested in such (gender equality) books.
T: Mmmm....It seems that many people borrow and read new books at the library.
N: Oh.But the kind of romance novels are usually sold in bakasuka even for women.Women do not have the habit of not reading books, but to buy books that deal with women's issues.And men do not have more.
T: Rather than the whole book, I think it is a characteristic of the medium called Shinsho. Many people do not think of the new book dealing with women's issues as"a book that they should buy."I felt that the discussion of gender equality is suitable for the internet media, but I feel that I fell down in the story of today.
Editorial Note:in the publishing world, overseas feminism novels such as"82 born in Korea, Kim Ji・yeon"and"braids"in France have been translated and hit, and there are new movements such as the magazine on the theme of feminism, and the Special Edition has been superimposed.